Mi Fruta Cooperative, Chile
Marco Ferreda, farmer and member of Mi Fruta Cooperative
In a country full of vineyards, these pioneering farmers have formed Chile’s only Fair Trade raisin co-operative. They grow many grape varieties and even some walnuts. Always looking forward, Mi Fruta’s 28 farmer members have used Fair Trade premiums to dry grapes with renewable energy and reclaim depleted land through soil reconstruction. They are also taking the first steps towards organic farming.